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How To Start a Disaster Relief Ministry

Media broadcasts frequently bring news of natural disasters and other catastrophic events. It is easy to feel helpless as you watch the devastation unfold on your screen. One way to combat this feeling and give aid when ...

Category: Aid Disasters

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How To Care for Homebound Church Members

When you think about the members of your church, your mind may automatically settle on the people who are present at services every week or those with whom you serve on committees or in small groups. There are likely oth ...

Category: Aid Religion

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Look For the Helpers: How To Support Your City Through Community Partnerships

Many people come to church with the expectation that they will have opportunities to reach out to their community. Many churches have the resources to create their own outreach programs, but partnering with organizations ...

Category: Aid Morality

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Self-Care Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

There’s a myth about self-care that it’s a one-time special event like a luxurious spa retreat or ocean vacation. Self-care is really about taking care of yourself every day. It’s making time for healthcare and exe ...

Category: Health and Wellness

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5 Museums in Which To Explore Black History

The largest African American museum in America is the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. If you can’t get to the nation’s capital, you may want to che ...

Category: Equal Rights Science

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Building Racial Equity in the Church

In “Dear Church,” Lenny Duncan, a Black pastor in the ELCA, addresses racial inequities within his denomination. These same inequities exist in many religious institutions. To be a place that welcomes people of all r ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality

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How To Respond to a World in Crisis

The last few decades have changed the way citizens get the news. Before the advent of the internet, the nightly newscast and the daily paper were primary sources of information, and they consisted of recaps of the storie ...

Category: Aid Morality

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Alternative Shrove Tuesday Celebrations

Shrove Tuesday occurs every year the day before the season of Lent begins. It can mean different things to different faith communities. For some believers, it is a solemn event that involves confession and being shriven ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion Christianity

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Lenten Fasting 101

Every year, liturgical congregations observe Lent. This season begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days, ending on Easter Sunday. Overall, it is generally understood as a time of repentance and reflection and often in ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Religion

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How the COVID-19 Vaccine May Affect Your Church

The final months of 2020 brought promising news of a vaccine rollout to protect against COVID-19. Your faith community members are undoubtedly relieved that an end to their separation from each other could be on its way ...

Category: Aid Religion Science

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